According to the Webster dictionary, a ‘frou-frou’ is a ‘rustling sound, as of taffeta or silk in women’s apparel or elaborate ornamentation especially that on women’s clothing’.
Playing on that term, local homeware company Mungo has created the Vrou Vrou, a range of beautifully woven cotton throws and blankets. A bold statement in textile design, this bright and breathable cotton blanket will make you feel festive all year.
Designed by Mungo’s Lenore Schroeder, each Vrou Vrou has a chameleon personality and no two folds are ever the same. ‘It is not the stripes and checks that inspire me as much as what happens when the colours intersect and combine,’ she says. ‘The blocks of tones created by the three-dimensional weave produce the most beautiful, rich textures.’
She delved into Mungo’s vast archives, a treasure trove of inspiration and studied the checks of the classic Harris Tweed that was originally woven on the Hattersley Looms Mungo uses today. Schroeder was also taken by the three-dimensional effect of the waffle weave. ‘The neat, pocket-like structure of this famous weave and the cross-sections of colour, synonymous with the plaid check became the building blocks for the Vrou Vrou Throw,’ Mungo says.
In celebration of two decades of ELLE DECO, we have partnered with Mungo so that one reader will stand a chance to win a Mungo Vrou Vrou to colour their world.
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THE PRIZE: One lucky ELLE DECO reader will win a Mungo Vrou Vrou.
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